Report of the agrobiodiversity baseline survey in Western Rajasthan, India
As part of the implementation of the Dryland Systems CRP in South Asia, Bioversity International with funding support from ICRISAT, and in collaboration with GRAVIS and CAZRI carried out an Agrobiodiversity Baseline Survey (ABD-BS) in 8 villages across three SRT2 districts of Rajasthan. The baseline focused on the diversity of domesticated plant species grown by households on farm, home gardens and community lands; it also included data on domesticated animals and useful crop wild species. The survey included both qualitative and quantitative methods at community and household levels. The aim of the assessment was to provide a broad inventory of the species diversity used in the specific systems targeted by the CRP1.1, which can be related to indicators of wellbeing, socioeconomic characteristics, loss of diversity and challenges faced by target households.